The Question is:
Hi... Can you pleae tell me how to "clone" a hard disk in an Alpha Station
running Open VMS ?????
The Answer is :
It is generally easier, safer, and faster to reinstall from an OpenVMS
distribution kit. The procedures needed are also documented in the
installation and upgrade materials.
While OpenVMS can be transfered from disk to disk using tools such as
BACKUP, and while the resulting disk will normally have the OpenVMS
components needed for bootstrap available, there are regularly many
components that are customized to local requirements, and there can
be system-specific hardware. These system localizations include the
node name and address (please see the OpenVMS FAQ), the local device
configuration and the associated startup files, the licenses, and
particularly the various network transports and (if appropriate)
If you wish to continue on the present course, and particularly on a
course that will likely entail incremental work as customizations are
found and re-done, please see the BACKUP documentation -- you will
also need familarity with OpenVMS system management and specifically
with the details of system configurations. That said, the OpenVMS
Wizard firmly believes that re-loading current versions of OpenVMS
and the required products from distributions and loading current ECO
kits will be easiest, fastest, and the most supportable approach.